Physicians lodge complaint about pollution from downtown trucking corridor

By Blair Crawford,, February 23, 2023

A group of physicians is challenging Ottawa’s downtown truck route by lodging a complaint under Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act.

The complaint, filed Thursday, argues that air pollution from the trucks poses a health hazard to downtown residents. A 2021 air quality study by the Sierra Club and Ecology Ottawa found particulate matter concentrations in Lowertown and Sandy Hill seven times higher than those in outlying municipal wards.

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